Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday's Fave Five - 1/24/14

1. An easier fix than expected.  This morning I got a text from Andrew in China that his debit card had locked down. Big problem--it's Friday night there, and he is traveling in the southern part of the country, so he can't just go to his apartment and figure it out on Monday.  Mike is off today, so he met me at the bank with the paperwork that allows us to make decisions on his account.  It took some phonework on the part of the banker, and about 45 minutes (thank you to the teacher who covered for me at school!), but we got it straightened out--as well as put some safeguards in place for getting it solved more easily if it happens again.  And it was wonderful to have WeChat so we could talk directly with him via text as we were trying to get it straightened out.  He was even able to send a verbal text to thank us and to thank the lady at the bank!

2. A day off school.  Monday was a holiday for students - teachers had to go for three hours of inservice training, but it was still a nice day.

3. Great training sessions. We are studying Biblical worldview over a ten-week period.  It's a lot of work, but it's very informative.  

4. Morning Glory Muffins.  I wrote about them here, a couple of years ago--we have been enjoying them again.  They are full of good-for-you stuff and are very filling also--great for quick breakfasts.

5. A new title. My husband is now the Operations-Chemistry Safety Tagging Single Point of Contact person at his job.  He said not to get excited--it is not a promotion.  Nor a raise.  But it sounds impressive!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Misc.

--Today was MLK day, but the teachers at my school had a half day for teacher training.  We are studying Biblical worldview, and though it is a lot of work, it is good.  We will have 11 training sessions (have completed three so far), including a video for each one, reading in a textbook, study questions to answer, and a quiz each time.  So far it has been challenging and enlightening.

--This is a picture that I meant to post before Christmas.  Our music students sang for several hours (taking turns--solos, duets, etc.) at the local mall, and we had a display table which teachers took turns manning.  Here I am taking my turn.  It was kinda fun--

--Today  at a local printshop I made copies of this drawing on cardstock, which our daughter drew in memory of Aunt Jane, and gave it to her dad on Jane's birthday.  She did a beautiful likeness.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Slight Mistake

A precious lady affiliated with our school, for whom English is not her first language, recently wrote me about her part in helping out with concessions during basketball games (I keep the list).  Her message adds a whole new dimension to what we're trying to accomplish here:

"Please let me know when I am helping with the conception stand."